Elizabeth Keller of Rescue Dog Rescue Soldiers describes the effect Rikers Rovers’ graduate Valentina had on the young people who trained and prepared her for her forever home.

“What was so special when we were at Rikers is the boys made a banner for Valentina and her new family,” Keller said. “Valentina got to them, she opened their hearts, and made them feel emotions that have been hidden away for awhile. She instilled in them the ability to care about her and to make sure her transition into her new home goes smoothly. Many goodbye’s were said and a few tears appeared in their eyes. Valentina did a great job!”

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